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LA Audubon 2/11/09 monthly meeting

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  • Nicholas Freeman
    Hi Birders You are cordially invited to attend Los Angeles Audubon s monthly meeting, 7:30pm, Wednesday February 11, 2008 in Plummer Park, 7335 Santa Monica
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 6, 2009
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      Hi Birders

      You are cordially invited to attend Los Angeles Audubon's monthly
      meeting, 7:30pm, Wednesday February 11, 2008 in Plummer Park, 7335
      Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, room 6 in the Community
      Hall. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. We feature
      great bird field guides, bird finding books, optics and more!! The
      book store will feature sales and clearance on certain items.

      Phil Unitt presents "The 2002 and 2003 Fires of San Diego, California"

      In 2002 and 2003, over 738 square miles of San Diego County burned.
      To evaluate the effects on birds of fires of such unprecedented size,
      Phil and his team began with 32 survey routes in the area burned by
      the Pines fire in 2002, which affected mainly chaparral and oak
      woodland on the east slope of San Diego County's mountains. Almost
      every possible pattern of postfire response is exemplified by some
      species. Species favoring the burned area, once vegetative recovery
      had begun, include granivores exploiting open habitats, insectivores
      foraging on exposed rock or bare ground, and migratory summer
      visitors adapted to early successional habitats. Some of these fire-
      followers colonized in large numbers the first year after the fire,
      then tended to decline , whereas others, preferring the intermediate
      stages of succession, increased, at least for a while.

      Repeated fires on this scale are likely to eliminate the more
      susceptible species from large areas where they were once common.

      Los Angeles County has been hard hit by fires in recent years so I
      hope to see you at this great presentation to learn about the ecology
      after the fires.

      Mary Freeman
      Glendale, CA
      Programs Chair & Fieldtrip Leader for LAAS

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